Sprint Announces First CDMA Direct Connect Phones
Top message: My phone has Snake... by epik
Replying to: Re: My phone has Snake... by cellphonesaretools
Re: My phone has Snake...
---" if Nextel had gone it alone and pressed ahead with their CDMA conversion and/or their own original broadband plans, they would be larger than Sprint is today."---
With all due respect, your opinion may be no more accurate than mine. Your statement for Nextel adopting CDMA, is contrary to your argument in them succeeding. As IDEN is not designed to handle the extreme measures of data and text( which we both agree on), CDMA nor GSM are designed to handle Walkie Talkie as efficiently or as fast as IDEN. Nextel's decision to move to CDMA would've in most probability, killed the Direct Connect initiative that they are known for. This is what is that attracted supporting subscribers. Their decision was made a year and a half before a Sprint bid. To say VZW was a better fit, is a matter of your preferred choice. Not necessarily factual. The outline of this proof is the failed attempt by the other carriers including VZW to offer their own variants with CDMA and GSM technology that did not come close to Nextel's. The true speed and accuracy of Nextel's DC network was imbedded in the infrastructure design. VZW's, ATT's and even Sprint's attempt to retain the accuracy of DC, was inferior. So I am addlepated by why you think VZW would have been a better fit. Customer Service at that time? Possibly, but to transition to CDMA would have greatly decreased the Nextel advantage of the Direct Connect regardless. Besides, VZW was not an option. They had no interest in Nextel. Sprint did.
Nextel's CEO made a decision long before Sprint commenced any kind of bid, to forego any expansion or network upgrades. This was documented as a sign that Nextel's capital was in jeopardy. This is proof that no matter how great Nextel was just as Alltel( both rated top carriers), they were met with demise of needing to merge with other carriers with more cash to survive. So to see it as it should've been, is irrelevant.
That was the point of my post. Sprint is still here regardless of some points of view of reputation.
- Re: My phone has Snake... by cellphonesaretools